Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 2

Use Case: Operational state assessment using ansible.utils collection In ansible.utils, there are a variety of plugins which we can use for operational state assessment of network devices. I overviewed the ansible.utils collection in part one of this two part blog series. If you have not reviewed part one, I recommend you do so, since I Read more about Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 2[…]

Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 1

The Ansible ansible.utils collection includes a variety of plugins that aid in the management, manipulation and visibility of data for the Ansible playbook developer. The most common use case for this collection is when you want to work with the complex data structures present in an Ansible playbook, inventory, or returned from modules. See each Read more about Getting Started with Ansible.utils Collection for Playbook Creators: Part 1[…]

The top 5 Ansible Automation Platform blogs of 2021

Year-end recaps have a way of encapsulating the most significant topics of the year, ones that sparked a curiosity to learn more, excitement to incorporate into our work, and inspiration to put our core takeaways into practice. As a newer member of the Ansible Automation Platform team, I’m always interested to learn which blogs resonate Read more about The top 5 Ansible Automation Platform blogs of 2021[…]

What’s new: network automation using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1

A financial customer explained his first automation priority in the most visual and understandable way: “I want to paint all of my network devices with the color of the company.” What I like about that analogy is that it clearly describes the first rule for automation: customers must define their golden configurations (the color to Read more about What’s new: network automation using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1[…]

New reference architecture: Deploying Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1

With the release of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1, we are proud to deliver the latest reference architecture on the best practices for deploying a highly available Ansible Automation Platform environment.  Why are you going to love it? This reference architecture focuses on providing a step-by-step deployment procedure to install and configure a highly Read more about New reference architecture: Deploying Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1[…]

Introducing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1. This is the follow-on to the Ansible Automation Platform 2.0 Early Access released this summer, and announced at AnsibleFest 2021. Red Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 introduces major features that allow customers to onboard more easily with even more flexible automation Read more about Introducing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1[…]

Ansible for AWS: Introduction to Spot Instance Automation

What are Spot Instance and Spot Instance Requests? A Spot Instance is an instance that uses spare AWS EC2 capacity that is available for less than the On-Demand price. Because Spot Instances provide the ability to request unused EC2 instances at steep discounts, it can lower your Amazon EC2 costs significantly.  Spot Instances are a Read more about Ansible for AWS: Introduction to Spot Instance Automation[…]

What’s New: The Ansible AWS Collection 2.0 Release

When it comes to Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure automation, the latest release of the Ansible amazon.aws Collection brings a set of fresh features to build, manage and govern various public and hybrid cloud use cases while accelerating the process from development to production. In this blog post, we will go over what else has Read more about What’s New: The Ansible AWS Collection 2.0 Release[…]

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2: Migration strategy considerations

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2 introduces an updated architecture, new tools and an improved but familiar experience to automation teams. However, there are multiple considerations for your planning and strategy to migrate your current deployment to Ansible Automation Platform 2. This document provides guidance to all of the stakeholders responsible for planning and executing Read more about Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2: Migration strategy considerations[…]

What’s new in Ansible Automation Platform 2: automation content navigator

With the introduction of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2, several new key components are being introduced as a part of the overall developer experience. This includes automation execution environments, introduced to provide predictable environments during automation runtime. All collection dependencies are contained within the execution environment to make sure that automation created in development Read more about What’s new in Ansible Automation Platform 2: automation content navigator[…]